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About Maroon Membership: In 2011, the QRL launched its Maroon Membership packages with close to 500 inaugural members. The membership base has grown substantially and in 2013 there were 4,500 Maroon Members.

Membership is the only way to guarantee your ticket to an Origin match in Brisbane; and just as importantly, it reaffirms your support for the Maroons and grassroots rugby league (see below for more details).

With two games in Queensland next year, there are a range of different membership packages now on sale to suit all fans, expanding from one package with three categories in 2013 to five packages with 16 categories for next years highly-anticipated series.

Why is the QRL driving Maroon Membership?: First and foremost, the Queensland Rugby League is a non-for-profit organisation. Revenue is driven back into programs and development.

Fans who purchase Maroon Memberships are directly contributing to the games future in QUEENSLAND and are doing their bit to ensure the production line of future Maroons continues.

The QRL sees Maroon Membership as the way of the future. Yes, it is a change from the way things have been done previously, but it is here to stay.

The Holden State of Origin series is a premium event. The Membership packages available reflect the true value of the event and Maroons brand and allows the game to keep pace with other major entertainment and sporting events.

Can I skip Membership and wait for the release of tickets to the General Public?: Yes, you can, but you may miss out altogether due to the exceptionally high demand during this period. The General Public ticket release will be early next year. Maroon Membership is the only way to completely guarantee your ticket/s.

Will the price of these tickets (non-membership) go up from last year?: Yes, they will.

A 2014 ticket will range from $65 (concession) to $265. The cheapest adult seat will be $80.

The full list of ticket prices for all seating categories will be made available earlier next year when tickets go on sale.

Some media and fans will argue that people are being priced out of the equation to watch the Maroons, who are the peoples team: This assumption needs to be considered rationally and with perspective.

Here are the facts:

* There are numerous Maroon Membership options in total that are tailored to suit fans at all levels. Supporters have also been provided extra time to budget for Membership packages, with the first of the purchase close dates (May 7) still eight months away.

* Fans who purchase Maroon Memberships are investing in the games future growth in Queensland.

* Next years release of tickets to the General Public includes seats priced at $65 and $80. We believe these prices ensure affordability for families.

* Again, the Maroon Membership options and the new 2014 ticket prices reflect the true value of Origin and puts our game on par with other marquee entertainment and sporting events.

* A quick glance at other major sporting events shows that the cost of the most expensive Origin ticket for a match in Brisbane remains below that of a Category 1 ticket at the Australian Open Tennis finals ($334.95), AFL Grand Final ($399) and Armor All Gold Coast 600 ($315).

* Last year marked the first year of a significant increase in the ticket cost for an Origin match in Brisbane. In six years from 2007 to 2012, Category 1 ticket prices went up only 23%.

* The Maroons are and will continue to be the peoples team. Thats why 4,500 people signed up to be Maroon Members last year.

* The Maroons will always be there for the people. Thats why the team has travelled all over Queensland with recent Fan Days in flood affected Emerald, Roma and Bundaberg.
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